Do you need a license to operate a gas plant business in Nigeria?
The law provides that in order to operate a gas plant business in Nigeria, you require a license. The Law states that no petroleum Gas Plant shall be constructed or modified without the approval of the Director of Petroleum resources. The aproval is granted by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the following documents are necessary for the grant;
- The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company duly registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission and also evidence that the company is incorporated to deal with petroleum products by the Federal Ministry of Trade.
- An application fee payable to the Federal Government DPR account.
- Letter from Town plaining authorizing the petroleum Gas filling plant at the proposed site
- Tax Clearance Certificate.
- An approval letter and fire report from the chief Fire Officer that he is satisfied with the applicant’s preventive measures for fire.
- Three copies of the approved drawings showing the existing or proposed buildings on the site and the relevant distances to the roadways and adjoining properties, if any.
- Three copies of Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) of the gas filling plant and manufacturers’ data sheet of the storage tanks with codes.
- Three copies of Codes, Standards and Specification adopted in thedesign of the tanks and ancillary equipment.
- A copy of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) proposal for the proposed plant and Environmental Impact Assessment report of the site.
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